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UPDATE: Victim Identified in Pohoiki Shark Attack

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16-year-old Jimmy "Ulu Boy" Napeahi was reportedly attacked by a shark at Pohoiki on the Big Island on August 18. Puna Surf Team image.
16-year-old Jimmy "Ulu Boy" Napeahi was reportedly attacked by a shark at Pohoiki on the Big Island on August 18. Puna Surf Team image.

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Posted By on August 18, 2013 3:51 pm
Update: the Pohoiki attack is the second shark-related incident on the Big Island today. Hapuna Beach Park is currently closed due to a shark sighting in the area.
Posted By Justin Sage on August 18, 2013 6:06 pm
Sounds like a Grey Reef Shark.
Posted By Lonny Cooper on August 18, 2013 6:13 pm
Not good ...
Posted By Justin Sage on August 18, 2013 6:14 pm
I'm trying to figure out why the islands have had more shark attacks in less than one month than we've had in years. I'm stumped.
Posted By Lesley Briggs Tipton on August 18, 2013 6:57 pm
This is where we were, right?
Posted By Buzzy Donahue on August 18, 2013 7:04 pm
turtles
Posted By Justin Sage on August 18, 2013 7:06 pm
@Leslie Yup.
Posted By Lesley Briggs Tipton on August 18, 2013 7:07 pm
Whoa!
Posted By Jim Chestnut on August 19, 2013 5:09 am
Seals or feeding them

 

COMMENTS
  • Roy

    Over fishing has caused the sharks to move in closer to shores and hungry enough to chomp on surfers, Pohoiki always had sharks but they would normally swim under you or give surfers a bit of distance, but with less food available, they will start biting.

  • Holly

    Word is, the recent tropical storms have pushed them up